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Iowa City-to-Chicago bus competition heats up

Fares to be as low as $1 for early bookings; changes driven by Megabus competition

A driver loads baggage onto a Burlington Trailways bus bound for Chicago on Saturday, July 25, 2009. (Gazette file photo
A driver loads baggage onto a Burlington Trailways bus bound for Chicago on Saturday, July 25, 2009. (Gazette file photo)

Burlington Trailways has revamped its thrice-daily Iowa City-Chicago bus service , reducing trip times and adding discount fare options in response to the competition from discounter Megabus.

The new service schedules will reduce travel times between the cities to four and a half hours or less. Burlington Trailways  added "bucket pricing" options, which allow customers who book early online to receive one-way fares as low as $1, with prices graduating up to the full price of $28 weekdays and $30 weekends after three-fourths of the tickets for the departure are sold.

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